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De La Soul

De La Soul is an American hip hop trio formed in 1987 on Long Island, New York. The band is best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of the jazz rap and alternative hip hop subgenres. The members are Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur and Vincent Mason, known under a variety of nicknames. The three formed the group in high school and caught the attention of producer Prince Paul with a demo tape of the song "Plug Tunin'". more »


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(I can just remember the number) 

Just another area 
For me to patrol 

Just another area 
That shows I got soul 

Just another area 
For me to patrol 

Just another area 
That shows I got soul 

I got soul you see  
I'm swimming in the De La 
I'm in my hood man  
My manhood worries ya 

I'm known for sampling of soul food 
Off the old school plates 
When I met up with my niggas from the 718 
One the Jungle Bro, the other Questers from Queens 
Yet I had the matrix of the 516 in my jeans 
So I sided with my funk to bring my second on call 
For me and the Sheep, our mission's on the beach of 804 
(You're runnin' on an empty tank) 
But still get paid in full 
(And get the girls) 
Man, I'm packing gravitational pull 
Bring the instamatic avalanche, my code intervenes 
I'm out to scout the areas that remains to be seen 

Well, many many digits had me seeking in my Wizard 
Man, who's ringing up my area  oh! 
I used to shoe it to the bridge but that's gone 
Like the 718's out of Vietnam 
Sniffin' skypagers had me drugged 
(Man I knew a psycho) 
703's on my love bug 
I made mates with the brothers up in 215 
Crazy Buddhas in my mind 
My Chattanooga champ had me late for the camp 
And my 202 keeps me marvelous 
I guess Mars was my hideaway 
But if the stars for a getaway

Since I'm capable I conjure up a walk in this way 
I slip a syllable for Aspen and a Chester souffle 
I be the 919 seeker, 'cause ain't off logic 
So when I'm with my crew I always have a place to sit 
Due to this, a brother tries to play me 
(Yeah, like one in 514) 
Yo, some kid tried to flip on me 
They instigated a brawl 
(So we set our knuckles on stun and made them all fall) 
Then I just laughed 
(Ha ha ha ha ha ha) 

(We whooped that ass) 
And put the feelings aside, I know who I am 
I cast the grain by the pound 
I make sounds with the horn 
When I color the corn, caught the fit 
And sit the two when honey slung the tip 
Well I'm taking my finds to the 301's 
And I'm playing my flute in the rear kibbut 
My man from the 908's, he don't like it like that 
So I pipes till the sunshine hikes 
A kettle of our master plan makes a Malibu idol 
(God forgive me) Well, it's a hook 
The third to the 0 to the 5 had top feel the vibe 
When the 516 played convicts 

The man Maseo is here to put the habit along 
And what you have, I'm 'bout to speak about your area code 
Is it 918? (No) 
Is it 212? (No) 
Speakin' on 404? (Hell no) 
What about 516? (I dunno) 
What is it? (Not tellin' ya) 
What is it? (Not tellin' ya) 
What is it? (Not tellin' ya) 
What is it? (Not tellin' ya) 
(Huh? What?) 

Just another area for me to patrol 
I got status 'cause I'm baddest with the paint 
Giving upside down frowns to London wood 703 
Her moms didn't like it, I had to let be 
For the fact I lays bricks 
'Cause my semen ends with the letter T 
My seed is hard to submerge 
I play the tack in the wall if my rear's not watched 
'Cause some knuckle might just head for the urge 
But I got Prince Paul in the Area 
(Oh, it's like that now) 
I got Hot Dog in the Area 

(Eh eh eh) 

I got the Violators in the area (Ah) 
I's got the Violators in the area (Ah) 
It don't matter where you hide, I clear up the fall 
Cop the f*ck outta here, you fake-ass fraud 
Clear my area 
(I'm going home now, I have been up all night.) 
(I been up all night, it's still Friday to me.) 
(Come on now. Hey, Ellory, I'm going home!) 
(Bob to the bob, d-dang, d-dang diggy-diggy)

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